CREATING TEXTURE

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day. It’s finally Friday. We all managed to survive another week. There’s only a few days left in February. I’m looking forward to March. I’m hoping it’s going to be a mild spring-like month.

Boy oh boy have I had a great day. I sort of had a plan of action in my head for today. All too often, I plan things and nothing goes according to plan. Today kind of went according to plan. After getting thru my morning routine I disappeared into my sewing room to work on my Dresden Plate quilt. I did a bit of this …..

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And a bit of that …..

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Then I switched to a bit of this …..

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And on and on …..

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I can’t believe that I’m turning this flat quilt top …..

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Into this textured quilt …..

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You’d think after all the years that I have been longarm quilting that I would know how a quilt can be transformed into something pretty good. This Dresden quilt is my own design. I worried that perhaps I had left too many negative spaces. A negative space is a place where there is too much plain background. And because there was quite a lot of negative space, I decided to give this quilt a custom quilting job. I’m keeping it all simple. I’ve chosen circles, melon and curve shapes to go with the meandering fill pattern. The places that don’t have any stitching pop and create texture. I can’t wait to see how this quilt looks once the quilting is done. I’m very excited about this one because I’m loving the look already. I got approximately 1/3 of the quilting done today. I’ll be going back to it on Monday.

Working on my Dresden quilt was a great way to end the week. I’ve been mainly hiding in my sewing room which is in the back of the house while all the action was out front. My neighbour but one moved out earlier this week and today a new family have moved in. I missed all the action!!! I wish my new neighbours all the best in their new home.

So, that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I heard that we’ll have to wrap up warm if we’re heading out over the next few days. The weatherman has warned that the weather is going to turn very cold and we’re expecting snow. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

14 thoughts on “CREATING TEXTURE

  1. Lucie, I thought that the first one was lovely, but this one??? I did not know you were doing a similar pattern, but this one,,,this is absolutely beautiful. I prefer this one, how beautiful. A wonderful wedding quilt. Save it for Sarah, she will always thank you.
    Wow. xxxxxx

    Whoops, hugs to Maisie. xx

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    1. Hi Joanna, I’m so glad you like my quilting. Thank you for your very kind words. I’m loving the look of this new quilt. I can’t wait to get back to it on Monday. Have a great weekend x

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    1. Thank you Mary. I got up out of my bed early yesyetday to draw the circle design out on paper to see what it would look like!!! I wasn’t sure if it would be good but now that I can see the result I’m glad I went with the simple circles. Sometime the simple option is the best. Thanks for popping in today x

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    1. Hi Anne, I’m pretty excited about this Dresden project. When I started seeing the quilting grow this morning it made me so happy. And although I did a wee drawing of the circle filler, I had no idea how it would look stitched out. I’m really pleased with the effect. Thanks for popping in x

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  2. quiltingloulou

    Beautiful quilt. Your quilting does you proud. It is amazing how a sheet of material can turn into something absolutely gorgeous by sewing all over it!!
    Linda Hodges

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  3. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! That is stunning. I’m in awe & now want try something more exotic on a couple of my designs too. Oh, if only we all lived closer & could bounce ideas around. I’ve not done any freehand for ages with this sore back & rib, but what the heck, when I see that. I am lucky though, having my computerised long-arm,so I won’t complain. Your one inspirational lady. Thank you. Take care, have a great weekend & huggles.

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    1. Hi SUsan, obe of my goals for blogging is to inspire other quilt makers and crafters to try something different. So I’m very pleased that you like my quilting. And I’m sure you can give one of your quilt tops a funky custom quiltibg job. We’re both very lucky to have the computerised option on our longarm system so the sky’s the limit. Thanks for popping in tonight. Have a fabulous weekend x

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